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2024 Toyota Highlander vs 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander in Timmins, ON

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is an all-new SUV that sits in between the full-size Toyota Sequoia and midsize Toyota Highlander in the brand’s model lineup. Both offering three-rows of seats and ample cargo space, the Highlander and Grand Highlander are ideal vehicles for families who are always on the go. Continue reading below as our team here at James Toyota discuss the similarities and differences of these two reliable, efficient and practical SUVs.

Exterior & Interior Dimensions 

Although both vehicles offer three-rows of seats, the Highlander is slightly smaller than the Grand Highlander in virtually all dimensions, both inside and out. Toyota engineers made the most of the Grand Highlander’s modest 100mm of additional wheelbase, giving the vehicle a larger rear cargo compartment and more space to stretch out for all three rows of seats.

Specifications 2024 Toyota Highlander 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
Length (mm/in) 4,951 / 194.9 5,115 / 201.3
Width (mm/in) 1,931 / 76.0 1,990 / 78.3
Height (mm/in) 1,730 / 68.1 1,780 / 70.1
Wheelbase (mm/in) 2,850 / 112.2 2,950 / 116.1
Ground Clearance (mm/in) 203 / 8.0 203 / 8.0
Front Headroom (mm/in) 1,046.5 / 41.2 1,054.1 / 41.5
2nd Row Headroom (mm/in) 1,000.8 / 39.4 1,016 / 40.0
3rd Row Headroom (mm/in) 917 / 36.1 944.9 / 37.2
Front Legroom (mm/in) 1,066.8 / 42.0 1,059.2 / 41.7
2nd Row Legroom (mm/in) 983 / 38.7 1,003.3 / 39.5
3rd Row Legroom (mm/in) 711.2 / 28.0 889 / 33.5
Cargo Capacity Behind 1st Row (L/cu-ft) 2,141.2 / 84.3 2,761 / 97.5
Cargo Capacity Behind 2nd Row (L/cu-ft) 1,229.4 / 48.4 1,640 / 57.9
Cargo Capacity Behind 3rd Row (L/cu-ft) 453 / 16.0 586 / 20.7

Performance & Capability

When it comes to performance, the both vehicles share the same gasoline and hybrid powertrains, apart from the all-new 2.4-litre Hybrid MAX system that’s exclusively available on the 2024 Grand Highlander. Both SUVs return similar gasoline and hybrid fuel efficiency metrics, with the larger Grand Highlander taking a slight hit due to its added size and weight.

Specifications 2024 Toyota Highlander 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
Engines Gasoline: 2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder 

Hybrid: 2.5L Hybrid Synergy Drive 4-Cylinder 

Gasoline: 2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder 

Hybrid: 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder 

Hybrid MAX: 2.4L Hybrid MAX Turbo 4-Cylinder 

Horsepower  Gasoline: 265

Hybrid: 243

Gasoline: 265

Hybrid: 243

Hybrid MAX: 362

Torque (lb-ft) Gasoline: 310

Hybrid: 175

Gasoline: 310

Hybrid: 175

Hybrid MAX: 400

Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs) Gasoline: 2,268 / 5,000

Hybrid: 1,588 / 3,500

Gasoline: 2,268 / 5,000

Hybrid: 1,588 / 3,500

Hybrid MAX: 2,268 / 5,000

Fuel Economy (L/100km) (City/Hwy/Combined) Gasoline: 11.8 / 8.6 / 10.3

Hybrid: 6.6 / 6.8 / 6.7

Gasoline: 11.2 / 8.6 / 10.0

Hybrid: 6.6 / 7.4 / 7.0

Hybrid MAX: 9.0 / 8.8 / 8.8

Engine internals

Safety & Technology

Toyota engineers designed both vehicles with safety as a top priority, that’s why they’ve equipped both SUVs with Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS™), the brand's suite of standard safety and driver assistance technologies. The 2024 Highlander features TSS™ 2.5+, while the 2024 Grand Highlander receives the more advanced TSS™ 3.0 system. For more information about the differences between these two advanced systems, read out dedicated Toyota Safety Sense™ blogs, here.

2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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